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Clergy List of Famous Clergy

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List of famous clergys, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top clergys in the world? This includes the most prominent clergys, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable clergys is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic clergys were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned clergys.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Sinéad O'Connor to John Witherspoon.

From reputable, prominent, and well known clergys to the lesser known clergys of today, these are some of the best professionals in the clergy field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous clergys ever?" and "What are the names of famous clergys?" then you're in the right place. (218 items)
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Clergy
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Sinéad Marie Bernadette O'Connor is an Irish singer-songwriter who rose to fame in the late 1980s with her debut album The Lion and the Cobra. O'Connor achieved worldwide success in 1990 with a new arrangement of Prince's song "Nothing Compares 2 U". Since then, while maintaining her singing career, ...more

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Age: 49

Birthplace: Glenageary, Republic of Ireland

Profession: Priest, Record producer, Clergy, Musician Singer-songwriter, + more

Credits: Vanilla Sky, Little Nicky, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Stigmata

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#88 on The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models

#69 on The Best Female Vocalists Ever

#58 on The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

#66 on The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years

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Pope Pius XII is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Clergy
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Pope Pius XII, born Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli, reigned from 2 March 1939 to his death in 1958. Before his election to the papacy, Pacelli served as secretary of the Department of Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs, papal nuncio to Germany, and Cardinal Secretary of State, in which ...more

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Age: Died at 82 (1876-1958)

Birthplace: Rome, Italy

Profession: Religious Leader, Clergy

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Akhmad Kadyrov is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Clergy
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Akhmad Abdulkhamidovich Kadyrov, also spelled Akhmat, was the Chief Mufti of the Chechen Republic of Ichkeria in the 1990s during and after the First Chechen War. At the outbreak of the Second Chechen War he switched sides, offering his service to the Russian government, and later became the ...more

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Age: Died at 53 (1951-2004)

Birthplace: Karaganda, Kazakhstan

Profession: Clergy, Politician, Warlord, Cleric

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Shoko Asahara is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Clergy
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Shoko Asahara, born Chizuo Matsumoto on March 2, 1955, is a founder of the Japanese new religious group Aum Shinrikyo. He was convicted of masterminding the 1995 sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway and several other crimes, for which he was sentenced to death in 2004. In June 2012, his execution ...more

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Age: 60

Birthplace: Yatsushiro, Japan

Profession: Religious Leader, Clergy

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Pope John XXIII is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Clergy
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Pope Saint John XXIII reigned from 28 October 1958 to his death in 1963 and was canonized on 27 April 2014. Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was the fourth of fourteen children born to a family of sharecroppers who lived in a village in Lombardy. He was ordained a priest on 10 August 1904 and served in a ...more

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Age: Died at 82 (1881-1963)

Birthplace: Sotto il Monte Giovanni XXIII, Italy

Profession: Clergy

Credits: A Man Named John

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#28 on The Most Enlightened Leaders in World History

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Cardinal Richelieu is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Clergy
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Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal-Duke of Richelieu and of Fronsac was a French clergyman, noble and statesman. He was consecrated as a bishop in 1607 and was appointed Foreign Secretary in 1616. Richelieu soon rose in both the Catholic Church and the French government, becoming a Cardinal in 1622, ...more

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Age: Died at 57 (1585-1642)

Birthplace: Paris, France

Profession: Statesman, Cardinal, Clergy, Politician Cleric

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#88 on The Most Important Leaders in World History

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John Witherspoon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Clergy
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John Knox Witherspoon was a Scots Presbyterian minister and a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of New Jersey. As president of the College of New Jersey, he trained many leaders of the early nation and was an active clergyman and the only college ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1723-1794)

Birthplace: Gifford, United Kingdom

Profession: Clergy, Cleric

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#14 on The Best American Founding Fathers

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Lee Strobel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Clergy
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Lee Patrick Strobel is an American Christian author, journalist, apologist and pastor. He has written several books, including four which received ECPA Christian Book Awards and a series which addresses challenges to a Biblically inerrant view of Christianity. Strobel also hosted a television ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: USA, Arlington Heights, Illinois

Profession: Clergy, Journalist, Author, Jurist Writer

Credits: Jesus: Fact or Fiction, The Case for Christ, Jesus: The Great Debate

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